A number of residents have contacted Council with concerns about the removal of trees around Armstrongs Road and Station Street in Seaford.
These trees were removed to make way for the shared use path being constructed between Frankston and Carrum as part of the Level Crossing Removal Program.
At its Ordinary Meeting on Monday 17 February Councillors voted to write to Level Crossing Removal Program Chief Executive Officer, Kevin Devlin and express their serious concerns about the removal of this high value and old growth vegetation.
In this letter, sent on Tuesday 18 February, Frankston City Mayor, Sandra Mayer, sought assurance that further vegetation removal works would be paused pending a more thorough consultation with Council and the community.
Cr Mayer also offered in principle support for the proposed alignment along Riviera Street, Seaford, as this option will impact less vegetation than the alternative route along the railway line.
Further benefits to the Riviera Street option include better driver and pedestrian safety, ease of maintenance and upgraded access to Frankston Foreshore.
Cr Mayer has therefore requested an urgent meeting to discuss the two options and will keep the community updated following Mr Devlin’s reply.